Is there a fee for entering the AfrAsia Bank Sustainability Awards?
No. Participation in the awards is free of charge.
How can I apply for the AfrAsia Bank Sustainability Awards?
It is straightforward and relatively quick. The participant will need to submit an award entry in word format, outline the categories and the countries for which they wish to be considered, and briefly highlight why their institution and/or project is deserving of recognition.
Please refer to the Award Submission Guidelines for more information.
May I submit more than one application?
A maximum of three entries per submitting organization is allowed for the category Best Sustainability Project. Large organisations with multiple business units are encouraged to consult with each other on their participation details to decide which initiatives to nominate.
Can I have an indicative timeline for the award application process?
The closing date for submissions is 30 September 2019. The pre-selection will take place by 04 October 2019, followed by the final selection on 10 October 2019. The winners will be announced during a ceremony at the AfrAsia Bank Sustainability Summit.
What are the eligibility requirements?
- All submitted projects/initiatives must be completed during the 12-month period ending 30 June 2019.
- All submitted projects/initiatives must address all the three dimensions of sustainable development – environmental, economic & social – and be in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Am I eligible to participate with an ongoing project?
No. Submitted projects must be completed; in other words, projects must have delivered results at the stage of submission.
Is it mandatory to address all the mentioned SDGs and all their respective targets? If so, to what extent?
The awards require that the initiatives being submitted reflect the integrated, indivisible and interwoven nature of the SDGs, together with the three dimensions of sustainable development, including crosscutting as well as new and emerging issues. The rules of the awards do not attribute additional weightage to individual goals or targets.
What is the jury looking for in a submission?
Please read the selection criteria for each category. In general, the core principle of the awards is to reward the project or business that, in the judges’ view, has the greatest significance in terms of its positive impact on sustainability. The more information you can provide –including any relevant supporting data – the more likely your claims will be accepted. You are encouraged to provide links to additional information, videos, etc.